Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development.
As an integral part of culture, both past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others; this forges important links between the home, school and the wider world.
The teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of musical genres. It allows exploration and engagement with making and exploring music to enhance non-verbal communication and interactions.